Archbright University

Managing Across Generations

Course Description

Today’s supervisors and managers must skillfully handle intergenerational conflict or risk decreased productivity, poor customer service, and high turnover. With the varied preferences of the four generations regarding communication, respect, boundaries, and priorities, finding the right approach can be challenging.

In Managing Across Generations, supervisors gain an appreciation for the preferences, strengths and challenges that members of each generation offer. We also cover the motivations of each generation, working with supervisory practice cases to apply the concepts. Since Millennials are expected to make up 50% of the US workforce by 2020, special focus will be given on creating a Millennial-friendly workplace.

NOTE: For employees without supervisory responsibilities, we recommend Working Across Generations.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how your generational context impacts your ability to act inclusively
  • Reduce workplace friction by understanding generational differences
  • Honor, engage and motivate employees of different generations, especially Millennials

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prerequisite:

None

Length:

3.5 hours

HRCI Credits:

This program has been submitted to HR Certification Institute for review.

Type of Delivery:

Classroom